Metaphor and Metonymy revisited beyond the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor

Recent developments and applications

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  • Editors: Francisco Gonzálvez-García1, María Sandra Peña Cervel2, and Lorena Pérez Hernández2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027271174

The contributions in this volume go beyond the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor complementing it in a number of relevant ways. Some of the papers argue for a more dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to metaphor looking into it from semiotic, psychological and socio-cultural perspectives. Other contributions focus on the crucial role played by metaphor and metonymy in meaning construction at a discourse/textual level. Finally, the volume also includes proposals which revolve around the alleged universal nature of metaphorical mappings and their suitability to account for grammatical phenomena.<br />The contributions in this volume display an ample gamut of theoretical approaches pointing to the viability of taking a functional-cognitive stance on the analysis of metaphor and metonymy in contrast to a purely cognitive one.<br />This book is structured into three major sections: i) the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor: revisions and recent developments; ii) metaphor and/or metonymy across different discourse/genre types; and iii) the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor: current applications. Originally published in <i>Review of Cognitive Linguistics</i> 9:1 (2011).

Subjects: Cognitive linguistics; Pragmatics; Discourse studies; Semantics; Cognition and language

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Almeria; 2: University of La Rioja

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